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About Mt. Scott herald. (Lents, Multnomah Co., Or.) 1914-1923 | View Entire Issue (Nov. 19, 1914)
A Novelization of
1— Alice Bradley's Play
UlustraHons from Photographs of the Stage Production
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Daniel Slade suddenly a.lvan.-ee from a
penniless miner to a millionaire.
ambitious to become governor of the
Ills simple, home loving wife falls
to rise to the new condition». Slade meets
Katherine datitthter of Senator Strick
land. and »ev» in her all that Mary Is not
Blade decides to separate from his wife
and takes rooms at his club. His deser
tion of his wife and his constant atten
dance on Katherine Strickland causes
Editor Merritt Is won
over to the support of Slade because he
cannot otherwise supply the money ' for * s
Kuropean trip demanded by Mrs
"There are strangers there who
learned of your—er—domestic difficul
ties for the first time tonighL" Strick
land continued. “Merritt has thrown
"Why. 1 thought—” Slade began to
"He’s all right." came the senator's
reassuring tones. "It had to come
out. He's got his coat off in there
for you now. He maintains that the
opposition papers are bound to take
It upf nt any moment Now, wbat do
"The truth," thundered Stade. "My
wife is preparing to desert me. It
will happen"—Hayes jumped up and
flung himself out of the room—"to
morrow—the next day—any hour.”
"I see." and the senator looked
grave. "Is this irrevocable. Slade?"
"Irrevocable." declared Slade, posi
tively. "As 1 have told you several
times, senator, it is Irrevocable. 1'11
stand by that.”
Convinced that Slade knew his own
mfnd in this matter as well as he bad
the reputation for knowing it in all
other matters. Strickland returned to
the waiting politicians.
Slade bad been alone but a few
minutes when Katherine returned.
"Well, Mr. Slade.” the girl ex-
claimed. "things seem to be coming
Slade was in no mood for mere con
versation. He was annoyed at Hayes’
attitude, and incensed because hie
private affairs were being publicly
discussed in the next room. Mentally
he consigned Hayes to the devil, bis
wife to the far East of the country,
and registered a vow with himself that
he would have that divorce and the
woman he wanted in spite of every
body and everything.
He resolved to sound Katherine out
then and there. He turned over In
hie mind the most cold-blooded prop
osition that a man ever made to a
woman He was planning to ask her
to marry him, when he should be
free, to decorate bis home, preside at
his table, share his wealth and the
honors of the chief executive of the
state. There would be no warmth
in his tone, no love in his heart, no
hunger of bis lips for here, no yearn
ing of his arms for her yielding figure,
there would be none of the fire of
youth, nothing of the love of little
children, nothing of the spirit that
makes of marriage a sacrament rather
than a thing of convenience.
As Katherine walked across the
room, moving toward him with the
quiet grace and dignity of the well-
trained. well-gowned woman, he bad
a fleeting memory of the slight, badly
dressed little woman, whose diffidence
tn strange surroundings bad always
fretted him. She a governor’s wife?
Impossible! He rose and stood be
side the woman whom he proposed to
use as another living stepping stone.
"Miss Strickland.' bis mind fully
made up, "you've done a lot for me
in the last few weeks while you've
been making that bust I think I un
demand you in a way
The more I
s*e of you the more I think I—I’d
like to make a—well, a bargain with
you. That doesn't seem to be quite
the word." he hesitated as the girl
averted her eyes, "Yet I think that’s
whai. we cal) it."
"A bargain?" echoed Katherine.
“Yes, a bargain,” be repeated. "I
never knew but one woman well—that
was Mrs. Slade. She's a good woman
—a mighty good woman, but we can't
—I never had a home—not a home
like Strickland's. When I have another
house—that'll be what I'll want. I'll
want my friends, my acquaintances,
to come there. I want—well—head
quarters, And I want a woman at
the head of my house that I can be
proud of—like Strickland "
Katherine was not surprised. She
had anticipated some such move as
thia on his part, but now that she
was face to face with the unvarnished
suggestion.« she found hern-lf more
«hocked than she would hare be-
"In a couple of months I'll stand
free,” he went on. "Perhaps sooner,
I don't expect any woman's going to
love me—she isn'L Got to do that
when you're young, But I'd do all I
could for tb« woman, She'd have ev-
erythlng—money and—the power that
goes with it I want to say right
here that I wouldn't speak If I thought
young Hayes had a chance. 1 saw
At the mention of Hayes’ name
Katherine had an Instant's vHion of
Bob's tender face—his eyes burning
with love looking Into hers—of his
youth—his strength—his fine honor,
and her heart cried out desp-trciely,
pitifully, for the shelter of his arms.
In another moment the old recur-
rent vision of life in the old town,
dull, cheap, uninteresting, and the
lure of what Slade was offering. the
money, the clothes, the servants, the
power to reign supreme, swept her
off her feet. The thought of divorce
did not terrify her. Mrs. Slade, whom
she had never seen, was only a name.
As Slade watched her standing
straight and white, he feared he had
been too brutally blunt.
"You needn't think It over now,"
he hastened to add. "1 i’erhapu yon
will later, and perhap« you won't.
That's for you to decide, 1 guess I've
said all 1 can sav."
But Katherine was not a woman to
shrink from a situation because of
its unpleasant features,
that she couldn't have all the thing«
she wanted without some suffering,
some pain. Her father’s world bad
taught her that love was a thing of
small consideration where marriage
was concerned, unless it went with
the advancement of one's ambitions.
Love was not of the world. Place,
power, wealth--these were of the
world and thia man offered them to
"This Isn't a matter of sentiment,"
she agreed with him calmly. "1T1 be
perfectly frauk with you. I don't say
I won't think It over. I know just
what you want of a woman. When
you can go to my father free there
won't be %ny barrier in the way.”
She offered her hand as if to bind
the bargain. He held it for * brief
instant and with a hurried "thank
you" left the room.
Left alone, Katherine drew a long
breath. Her face was set and her eye«
were harder than It is good for a
woman’s eyes to be. She pictured to
herself the future for which she had
There would be
wealth—no more pinching struggle
with masked poverty, her father at
ease, his political debts all paid
There would be no more pretense that
her art was for love of It and not for
money—she would be free to follow
her desires in this as In all else
There would be honor and power as
<1fe of the state's chief executive—
and that was but a step to further
honors that she would achieve at
Slade's side—with Slade always with
As she stood thus the horror of what
she had agreed to do swept over her.
and she sank moaning and shivering
into a chair, covering her face as If
to shut out the hideous vision of her
self as Slade's wife.
She did not
hear Bob enter, and did not know he
was in the room until he touched her
shoulder with tender alarm, exclaim
ing. "Why. Katherine, what's the
He did not think he ever remem
bered Katherine, strong, flrm-wllled
Katherine, looking so pathetic and
helpless. She dropped her bands from
her face and he was surprised to see
the misery in her eyes and the drawn
lines about her mouth.
"I'm cold—I'm cold! I've had an
awful chill," she tried to say, her
teeth chattering with the sudden cold
that seemed to freeze her lips. "Don't
touch me. Bob?" she choked. 'T've
done IL I've done IL 1 always knew
I'd do something terrible—I've done
it.” Her voice was hollow and her
eyes were blank and expressionless.
"Katherine, tell me what's the mat
ter? Can't you tell me?" There was
a world of love and tender solicitude
In Bob's voice. His manner seemed
to rouse her, and she began to pace
the floor excitedly.
"My mind's made up. It's all over
between us now. I'm going to marry
Slade," the words were uttered
"You're going to marry Slade," Bob
could scarcely believe bis ears. "You
must be crazy!"
"No.” Her voice was firmer now.
"But I’m twenty-seven years old.
twenty-seven years old." She bit the
words off with a vengeance. "Soon
I'll be thirty»—thirty—do you hear?
And you're the only man I’ve ever
cared a rap for. I've tried to marry
other men, rich men, men with Impor
tant positions. Once I nearly did it
in Europe. Then I thought of you,
and 1 waited, I waited. And It's t<x>
late now. I can't wait any longer.
I've worried and wondered ever since
I got home what I could do. What I
could do! Slade's the answer, Bob.
Slade’s the answer.”
"My God, Katherine!" Hayes was
completely bewildered at this unex
pec ted outburst. "Slade's married."
“I don’t care,” she retorted, de
fiantly, gaining courage as she talked.
"A woman more or leas 1« nothing
to that man. He'll move a mountain.
He'll soon sweep her out of his path."
The hot blood surged up into Hayes’
face. He was aghast at this peep Into
the soul of the woman he had thought
was tender and dear and sweet. Her
complete disregard of Mrs. Slade en
"So this 1« what Slade has done!”
His fists were climbed. "This la what
he's after. Thia is what you want
I'm not surprised,' lie went on. bit
terly. "It was always In you."
"Yes," she met thia accuetUoa, an
ORGAN GRINDER'S DAY
angry light In her eyes. "It was al
ways In me. I always had to have
everything, bo everything.
stay here and ba a nobody. We're
HARVEST REAPED DY WASHING
getting horribly poor. If we look pros
TON STREET MUSICIAN.
perous. it's because nothing Is paid
Notes and Instructions from Agricultural Colleges and Experiment Stations
for. When I wus a child I always
of Oregon and Washington. Specially Suitable to Pacific Coast Conditions
had to lead all the little gamoa." She
was talking rapidly, oaruestly. "Then
Story From tho Capital Concerning
whan I grew up there was only one
French and German Ambassadors
“Soils long and continuously cropped
leader here Katherine Strickland,
le a Good One, Though It Is
Owned by Northwest Man particles run together badly, which
and after there wae never but one
w-onian left this place and did the
Chas. M. Talmadge, owner of Silver causes decreased production. Thu soil
things I’ve done and made the suc
Birch farm, Newport, Wash, exhib puddles and bakes readily, ami In all It
Il was before tho wnr came In grim
i cesses I've made, and now—to conio ited his great boar, Laurel Champion, is intractable to our efforts to make it
1 earnest, of course, but here 1« thn
back here—and settle down! When
yield any increase.
This soil will,
I'm Mrs. Slade I'll have tho life I'm last year at the fairs, winning nt each however, r>w|x>nd If proparly treated. form In which a perfectly respectable
after money and power and Europe • event, and came back thin year start By applying manures, green or barn old story used to be told over the cig
arettes tn Washington. When the gov-
ing at tho Spokane Interntatu fair, yard, to Increase the organic matter
' ernments of France and Germany
"Don't forget Slade,' ,“ came ‘snreax
where he won eleven first prizes and
tlcally from Hayes.
Decayed vegetable mutter j were merely barking nt each other
Slade," and he came toward her one championship, with Laurel Cham- ■ supplies some plant fotsl and assists in I across the conference table, lj hui»
"You'll have Slade, too. You'll have pion and.his get.
Thin was against making other plant fotsl available to ! polled one day that an Italian organ
to live with him. a man who has lived the keenest competition, the herds of growing crofts. It increases bacterial grinder, strolling along the streets of
ail hla life with another woman— J. A. Simonson, of North Yakima, action, which means more available I Washington, planted bls Instrument
I of torture on the turb In front of the
Wash., and of F. R. Steel, of Grants plant food. It improves tho physical
"Don't!" she commanded,
condition of the soil and permits more . German legation and began grinding
Pass, Ore., being entered also.
only marrying mo for a—<
perfect aeration and plant roots must out the Marsvlllalsu,
Mr. Talmadge laiught Laurel Cham have air. It also givrs warmth and
Thn strains of France’s great nn-
"You'll be his wife just the same."! pion from Professor C. F. Curtis, of life to tho soil.
I tlonal air fell upon the ears of thq
Every word was a sting.
"Humus, though not so active as or : German ambassador. Count B"rnstorff,
th« Iowa State college at Ames, la.,
"Yes—you’ll have your revenge."
matter, is a necessary soil con 1 ua he eat within, deep in the dlplo-
Katherine answered quietly, more to two years ago after he had Won at the stituent. it gives tho soil color and
, mutlc puixles of his office, ind a frown
herself than to him.
Iowa and Minnesota state fairs.
friability. Soils rich in humus are 1 overspread hla brow; for thn Germans,
"Evey time ho
Laurel Champion wax farrowed in easier to work and give larger returns . though a music loving people, love not
kisses me every time be* comes Into
Humus 1 thn tune of the Marseillaise. How-
April, 1911, his sire being Rival's for work expended on them.
the room. But I'll get used to him.
Champion Best, which was grand affords a home and food for iMUiullcial , over, he passed the incldunt, ae a
I suppose. Women get used to that
champion latar at the Illinois, Iowa, bacteria. Humus increases the mois ’ momentary annoyance, aud burled
sort of thing."
Indiana, and Missouri state fairs, St. ture holding capacity of a soil. One , himself d'-epor In hla work.
“Yes, and then go to th* dovili Ill
Joseph, Mo., fair, etc., making a clean ton of humus is capable of absorbing
When the musician, having reached
tell you what I think of you,' he
the end of tho Marseillaise, proceeded
"You're a bad woman.
to adjust hla machine and play it
You're as rotten as they make them
over again, tho ambassador grew rest
There's no type so low. You're bad
to the marrow. London and Washing
less. And when tho third round be
ton and Paris have done for you.
gan, Count llernatorff'a patience broke
You've butterflled all over the world
under tho strain. Hammering upon his
till you're a heartless jade, junketing
call bell, ho summoned an attondanL
about from one embassy to another
“Go out nnd drive that fellow from
with all your pretty little cheating
the block!" he commanded, and was
tricks and not a decent thought In
turning again to hla work when a
your head "
bright Idea flashed upon him. "Here,
"I won't listen,” she gasped, amazed
wait a moment," be called, and. draw
at his denunciation of her.
ing a coin from hla pocket, gave th«
“You will listen!”
valet some instructions along with the
"Don't, oh, don't say such things.
Bob." she pleaded.
The valet, swiftly making bls way to
"Why not?" he demanded.
tho struct, addressed tho organ
who plan to do such a devilish thing
in the eyes of God and of men, can
‘"Can you play ’Die Wacht am
you be afraid to hear what It really is
Rhein?*“ ho asked.
you plan? You will listen!"
"Yes. sure. Mike, I play him," re
He took a step nearer. He caught
plied the son of Italy, In the lingo of
her roughly by the shoulders.
buried hla lipa Into the soft tendrils
l»aurrl Champion. Great rut Living lirrkNnirr Hoar
*'!>o you know where M'eleur Jus-
of hair around her ear as be almost
aerand, the French ambassador, Ilves?"
shouted: "You are going to rob a poor
It guards thin now queried tho servant.
little woman—step Into her house and «week of the circuit in 1910. He is two tons of water.
“Yes, yes, auro. Mlko, I know," re-
snatch away her husband—and the the present herd boar of the Chas. F. ( moisture carefully ami gives it up
only excuse you can offer la that you Curtis herd at Ames, la., and is con readily to the growing plants. A noil sponded the dago.
"Well, here's a half-dollar." said the
want his money. Why don't you rob sidered the best Berkshire boar living. in good tilth and rich in humus always
somebody outright and get away with The grand sire of Laurel Champion is withstands the summer droughts bet servant, handing him the coin. "I
Rival's Champion, which was the first ter.
It? It's more honest."
want you to go up to Ambassador Jus
"Many farmers are giving too little errand's house and play 'Die Wacht
Katherine shrank from him with grand champion boar of America. The
dam is Rockwood Laurel 8th., which heed to thin vital problem. Tho torch am Rhein* for 15 minutes without stop
a cry of protest.
"And all the while you love me," was one of Curtis' principal show in applied to straw and other litter in ping. Understand?”
some instances still, and the creek
he went on, passionately, "you love— sows.
"Yes, yes. sure, Mike," exclaimed
laurel Champion won first prize in bank is considered an ideal place for i the dago eagerly, nnd. slinging bio or-
junior yearling boar class, reserve the barn, as the problem of getting | gnn across his back, as ho prepared to
"1 don't," she sobbed.
grand champion lioar (beaten only by rid of the manure is solved.
Recently move on, added proudly:
"You lie!" he accused, hotly.
"Well, supposing I do—what can his sire), and headed first prize herd the writer heard a man lamenting the
"Today, beeg day; today I make do
over one year in 1912 at Iowa and fact that his land wax all cleared ami bi-rg mon'. Ambasa' Jusserand. just
you give me?" she asked coolly.
therefore he had no w<xxl lot to shoot now ho give me one dollar to coms
"What can I give you?” he repeated. Minnesota state fairs.
In 1913 he wax first prize boar in the his straw into and hide it away. On here and play de Marseillaise for 15
Then with a look of utter loathing In
his eyes: "You contemptible little—“ over-two-years class, senior champion one farm tho writer counted nine old minute i."—New York Evening Post
boar, grand champion boar, and headed straw piles in all stages of decay.
and he flung her from him.
"You're going to sell what's mlno first prize herd at the S|>okane Inter There is little virtue in saving the
The Dim Bill.
state fair. Walla Walla District fair straw from the torch unless it is put
to the highest bidder,” he panted
It wax a leglxlatlve field day In the
"But Slade's not divorced yet, and
house, and a call for a quorum hud
before you get out of thia dirty mire won first and second junior boar pig at i allowed to leach and flrefang in barn*
b"<-n sent forth
Wearily the mem-
you'll regret it. You'll And yourself Spokane, first junior boar pig and first yard piles lone one-half their value in
hers dragged themselves forth from
and second junior sow pig at Walla nix months. Rotting straw piles de
so deep In scandal—”
tho cool house offices Into the beat of
"1 won't," Katherine protested, ve Walla, and first junior boar pig at teriorate an well.
a summer day. And as one congress
hemently. "I won't have a scandal.’’ Washington State fair.
‘‘Remember that mixed straw han a
At the Spokane Interstate fair this value of approximately f.'i per ton for man greeted another, the question. "1s
"They'll say he's your lover,” bit
rage turning Into fury.
year, Laurel Champion won first on fertilizing purposes, saying nothing the dam bill up?" wns overheard by a
rather prim nnd earnest visitor, who
Katherine looked at him as If she aged boar, grand champion boar, first about the value from the physical
went on. horrified at such profanity,
had been turned to stone. Then the on get of sire. He sired the first and effect on the soil as above mentioned.
to hear another group inquire: "Is
real significance of what he bad said
fanned to a flame tho rage that was yearling boar, first junior boar pig, product, han a still greater value. Of the dam bill up?” Hurrying on to
burning In her heart—rage at him — second junior yearling sow, first and the green manures we can grow best, ward the office building, still a third
at conditions—at everything!
She second senior sow pig, third junior sow namely, vetch, clovers, peas, etc., time her enrx were axxalled with tho
gripped her Angers around one of the pig, first over-year herd bred by ex vetch straw is worth >5.25 a ton to undignified query—“Is the dam bill
lovely roses at her belt and crushed hibitor, firV under-year her l and first plow under, clover straw S7.f>0 and up?"
"Well, I never," said the good lady,
it to a pulp. Then she ripped them under-year herd bred by exhibitor. He peas $7.
"The commodities for increasing tho shaking her hussar plumes viciously,
from her gown—his roses—and threw also sired the group that won produce
organic matter in Oregon soils are at ”1 never heard such profane congress
them among the blazing logs in the of sow and the first prize farrow.
The grand champion of America is hand. Where rainfall is plentiful, the men. The changeable weather has
the one which is made grand champion question of working coarse and bulky worked on their tempera auro enough,
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of the American Berkshire congress, manures and litters into the soil is an for every congressman I meet has
which is a national show of Berkahirea easy matter.
They may be applied, been Inquiring about that dam bill,
ROLL-TOP DESK IS BARRED held once a year in connection with diskt-d
in and plowed under where cul and the thought of It so Impressed It
some state fair designated by the tivated crops, corn and potatoes, are to self on my mind that I almost feel like
In the Interest of Efficiency Eastern American Berkshire association. This be grown, or they may lie applied as saying that dreadful word myself for
Railroad Equips Its Offices With
fair is designated in advance so that top dressings to meadow and pasture the sake of relief.”—“Affairs at Wash
all Berkshire competitors can be en lands.
ington,” by Joe Mitchell Cbappel, In
tered, making the strongest Berkshire
“Fall plowing gives a splendid op National Magazine.
This Is an age of efficiency, and
show of the year. At each of these portunity to work litter and manures
the successful stores, offices, and cor fair a senior champion, junior cham-1 with the soil. Every man should con
Deposits of Phosphate Rock.
porations one sees many things that pion, grand champion, and reserve sider himself a committee of one that
While the states of Florida, Tennes
make for more efficient work on the grand champion are selected.
shall see to it that the best practices see and South Carolina have for many
part of every one from the big boss
lie put into o|>eration to Increase the years been tho principal sources of
down to the janitor.
organic matter content of our soils.“
Organic Matter in Soil
phosphate rock in tho United States,
Nowhere perhaps is efficiency more
It Is believed that tho main produc
rigidly demanded than on most of
tion In the future will probably come
the railroads An order just Issued by 5 Oregon Agricultural College, Cor
The Pathetic Congressman.
from tho great deposits of phosphate
an Eastern railroad is Illustrative of vallis —‘‘Organic matter in soils is to
Congress had to have Its mileage, rock on public lands In Idaho. Utah,
the point. This order forbids the use
i and the only way It could get the mile-
of roll-top deals by any of the em J. E. Larson, soil expert at the Oregon | age whh by an adjournment. Hence Wyoming and Montana. While George
town lx the only village strictly with
“As applied to
ployes—all offices from the president's Agricultural college.
j the suddenness with which that pa- in thn nma discussed. Montpelier nnd
down and all those along the system
I triot, Mr. Henry of Texas, thrust his Soda Springs are closely adjacent. An
have been equipped with flat-top and vegetable comjiounds. When com i hand In his bosom nnd called off tho
pared with humus, which is decayed filibuster. Mr. Wilson did not even cstfmste of tho high grade phosphnto
vegetable matter^already incorporated have to frown. Ho simply wax the rock available In the area northeast
This Is so the men will not cram
into the soil as part of the soil mass, call of home nnd tho pocketbook obey of Georgetown has been mndo—2.663,-
pigeonholes full of papers and pile
290,000 long tons. Although this es
it is the active soil constituent. Or ed.—New York Tribune,
work and papers on tbeir desks, close
timate Is approximate. It Is derived
ganic matter is added to the soils in
them up and go home The man wltk
the application of vegetable matter
It might be good business for some from tho most complete data availa
a flat top desk will clear it off be
such ax barnyard manures, litters, theater manager Io Install an electric ble at the present time nnd haB been
fore leaving In fact It's mandatory
green manures, etc. Keeping up the board to show the progress of the confined to tho content of tho main
In this case, and he steps up to bls
organic content replenishes the store war.
bed, which Bon In the greater part of
desk the next morning, not having to
this area near the base of the phos
fuss and fume over a pile of unsorted
The grent alm of the sobsister phate shales, nnd no attempt la mado
papers, but ready to dig right in on
SCCIllS to bo to
..... young man.
ninii, to estimate tho vast tonnage of tho
The pickling season being on. the
the day’s job. There's nothing left ut>
who lacks courngc. and the girl whose intermediate or low-grade rock.
done from yesterday.
friends call her beautiful, together.
Turks have corked up tho Russian
Cat Had the Advantage.
fleet In the Black sea and the British
When the lenderfeet come west In
Leaders Laid the Foundation.
Cherry Kenrton, the famous photog
navy has Germany bottled in the 1915 they may miss tho wilderness,
In manual toil, In commerce, in edu
but they’ll find It all wool and a ynrd rapher of wild animats. says that dur
cation and in public service, at home.o
ing tho bombardment of Antwerp a dog
at the council board, in the church,
nnd a cat followed him down the
It may be cheaper to move than pay
there is not a bit of routine you can your rent, but after moving several
Why doesn't some one prosecute the street. "As tho shells burst tho dog
put your hand to. but the saints and times the last few months we doubt
legislators for passing bad bills? Tho went dodging from one side of tho
heroes were at the beginning of it. It.
police won't let us do It and get away road to tho other, but tho ent never
"Princes dug this well, yea, the nobles
turned a hair." A cat In naturally
of the people hollowed it out with their
The S<viss are needy on account of
used to being bombarded, and, be
scepters snd with tlit.r staves."— i the war. Now It's up to Homebody to
Paris has locked up the Venus do sides, has eight Ilves advantage on *
George Adam Smith.
i start up a Swiss movement, stem set Milo. Having no nrms, of course tho dog
V. de M. is little use to the colors.
FARM sis ORCHARD